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Scott Hickenlooper

Scott Hickenlooper, PT, DPT, OCS

Academic Office Information

Dr. Scott Hickenlooper earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Idaho State University in 2013. He then completed the University of Utah Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program in 2014. He is a Board-certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy. He joined the University of Utah residency faculty in 2016 and mentors residents at the Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Medical Center in the outpatient physical therapy clinic. His special interests include incorporating manual therapy into a comprehensive treatment approach. He has taken all the Level 1 and most of the Level 2 NAIOMT courses and has interest in pursuing a fellowship in manual therapy. As a mentor, Dr. Hickenlooper tries to facilitate learning by encouraging self-reflection and goal setting, and strives to help residents fine tune their clinical reasoning. As a former resident of this program and current mentor, Scott appreciates the many different learning and teaching opportunities provided in the program. He also values the diversity in mentors that residents are exposed to that allows them to develop their skills and knowledge and become their own PT.  He also really appreciates the time and care dedicated to developing the skills of the mentors. His personal interests include running, soccer, hiking and camping.

Education History